What does the khooker.exe file do?
The khooker.exe process is also known as SiS Compatible Super VGA Keyboard Daemon and is a part of SISŪ Compatible Super VGA keyboard daemon for Windows (Version 2000/XP, 2000). This software is produced by Silicon Integrated Systems (www.sis.com). An obsolete or defective version of khooker.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- khooker.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- khooker.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- khooker.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module khooker.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about khooker.exe khooker.exe
khooker.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file khooker.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 290,816 bytes (81% of all these files), 294,912 bytes or, as the case may be, 270,595 bytes.
This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The khooker file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Khooker.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 57% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A khooker.exe file has a 50% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 274,435 bytes. This khooker program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Khooker.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Khooker.exe is capable of record keystrokes.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves khooker.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about khooker?
|khooker.exe assigns a task to a letter on the keyboard |
|System Tray utility which gets installed by the drivers of the latter day SiS VGA cards. Can cause errors at startup and isn't required |
|some spyware intify them as spy program |
|SiS Compatible Super VGA Keyboard Daemon Languege = chinese (Taiwan) |
|It's Used in Notebook, it work for Displaying Icon on Screed, like OSD, for Advanced function of laptop |
Summary: 10 users judge khooker.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted khooker.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall SISŪ Compatible Super VGA keyboard daemon for Windows
To remove khooker.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for SISŪ Compatible Super VGA keyboard daemon for Windows in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if khooker.exe (khooker.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of khooker.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for khooker.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or khooker.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.